Bathing Services For Seniors
We at Justin Villa Care, offer respectful assistance with personal needs such as bathing assistance. We can understand that you want to provide the best possible care for your loved one and are looking for an affordable and reliable caregiver.
We assess your needs, both in terms of the level of care and finances. We provide complete personal care at affordable prices. Our in-home care services aim to improve quality of life and reduce your healthcare costs in the long run.
What is a Standard In-Home Bathing Service?
For the elderly living alone or not able to walk, bathing and showering can become perilous activities. The situation becomes even more sensitive if the elder is prone to falling. At the same time, maintaining personal hygiene is a must. Our bathing services include:
- Bathing and showering assistance
- Oral care
- Help with getting dressed
- Hair comb and nails cleaning
- Electric shaving
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How To Help An Elderly Person To Shower Or Bathe?
Bathrooms are a high-risk area of a house for falls because they have hard floors which are often wet or slippery. The caregiver is required to be attentive and should take extra care and safety measures. We train our caregivers to avoid sudden falls or other inconvenience to the elder while bathing. The comfort and complete care during bathing is our promise and expertise of our caregivers.
Bathroom safety tips to keep in mind are:
In-Home Assistance To Help Your Elderly Parent Bathe Safely
We, at Justin Villa Care, help patients and provide the highest quality of care. If you or your loved one require assistance in bathing or any of our specialized services, we would love to communicate with you about your questions.
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Older Adults Showering, Bed-Bathing and Hygiene - FAQs
Bathing is a common struggle between seniors and caregivers. While assisting an elder, you must consider the following tips regarding bathing:
- Don’t insist seniors bathe every day
- Running water isn’t necessary. You can give a sponge or towel bath by changing the clothes.
- Careful personal cleansing is a must to avoid urinary tract infections. Also, nail cutting and hair combing should be done to maintain hygiene.
It is advised to use a bathroom to have comfortable and minimum fittings for the elders. But in case, it is not possible, make sure there are no sharp edges or shower sides that can hurt an elder during bathing.
A shower chair is a must for the elder who are not able to maintain body balance on their own.
Place rubber mats on the bottom of the tub to ensure a dry area as the elder steps out of the bathing tub.
If the senior is injured or unable to get up from the bed then you should not try for a shower bath. Instead, take the hot water from the bucket, Rinse the towel and give a dry bath. Help in changing clothes.
You should remember that privacy is important to many seniors. Try to only uncover areas that you’re cleaning.
Patients having chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia start getting afraid of water or sounds. In such cases, the in-home help must convince and make them feel comfortable to take a bath. As a caregiver, you need to
- Communicate to convince the elder to bathe, don’t force
- Take help of family members
- Call a doctor, if the situation doesn’t change
- Council the elder to get ready and go out for a meal.
- Warm up the bathroom for Comfort
- Above all, keep patience and respect the individual’s sentiments.